Hunting Hog Deer

Hunting Hog Deer In South Africa

About the Species

The Hog Deer (Axis porcinus) is small deer whose habitat ranges from Pakistan, through northern India, to mainland south-east Asia. The hog deer gets its name from the hog-like manner in which it runs through the forests with its head hung low so that it can duck under obstacles instead of leaping over them like most other deer. During flight, the tail is held erect, showing the white underside.

About the Hunt

The hunt for this animal will often be stalking or pürsch-hunting along rivers and dense vegetation.


They inhabit areas with good levels of cover near to rivers and marshland. They can also be found in dense reed beds, thick riverside vegetation and close to swamps in woodlands.

Shoulder Height:  28 inches

Weight:  80 pounds

Horn Length:  15 inches

Hunting Hog Deer In South Africa
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